Land of Mine /Under Sandet
(DK, DE – 2015)
Director: Martin Zandvliet
1h 41 min – Drama/War – age 15+
As World War II comes to an end, a group of German prisoners of war, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task – to defuse and clear landmines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over.
Inspired by real events, Land of Mine exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in post-war history, and questions the existence of the inherent evil that could exist in us all.
“I’m getting my dirty hate mails. There was a big debate after this movie in the media and TV, where everybody called me not patriotic enough. It’s not about that. It’s more the dilemma of the terrible things that happen after a war.” Director’s interview for Indiewire1
Foreign-language Oscar nominee (2017). Officially selected for Sundance Film Festival (2016).
English subtitles and free entrance- free tickets available in Tickets.